Every Friday afternoon we run an activity craft hour on the farm for the children staying here with us on holiday. The fun from these sessions I often share on my Saturday Country Kids linky in-between our own family adventures, but as these sessions build I am creating a post focussing simply on instructions to make the ideas we use. You can find more crafts in the series under the Farm Crafts Category.
How to make fun stick fish
What you will need:-
A pair of scissors
sticky tape or stapler
Two sticks of equal length with a curve to them
Lay the sticks out into a fish shape
Tie one end
Adjust the shape back to a fish an tie the other end
Staple, tie or tape the ribbon around the beginning of the fish
Weave the ribbon up the body
Secure the end so that it doesn’t unravel.
Draw on an eye
Tie string to the centre of the top stick and hang your fish from a tree in the garden or in your bedroom.
A few fun additions to try out:-
Try using different colour wool instead of ribbon and weave both ways along the body
Use it as a dream catcher and leave messages woven into the ribbon
Make different sizes and create a shoal of fish
Turn the craft into a learning exercise by practicing counting the fish, ordering by size and identifying different ribbon colours.
Collect the sticks as part of a woodland walk, children love to create with the things they have found.
Go looking for real fish in a lake, river or the sea.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.